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How to Make a Fiberglass Deck Box for your Boat – Part 2

This is Part 2 in the series where we will start with applying fiberglass over the wooden mold, frame, and structure.  If you haven’t read Part 1, I will encourage …

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How to Make a Fiberglass Deck Box for your Boat – Part 1

Have you ever wished you had just a little more confidence in doing fiberglass repairs or felt comfortable fabricating parts for your boat?   Well me too, But to make it …

Fiberglass Deck Box Project – Parts list and links

For some projects, it makes sense to post the materials and tools we used.  In our Video Series on “How to make a Fiberglass Deck Box“, we referenced several tools …

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The one thing that saves me time AND money

We are fans of Amazon and more specifically Amazon Prime.  Are you not familiar with Amazon Prime?   It is a program from Amazon that bundles a metric shit ton …

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3 Steps to a dry boat and solid deck core

If you are reading this article, I hope you have come here from Part 1 that covers Removal.  It can be found here at “How to Fix a Leaking Hatch …

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How I stopped a leaking hatch that kept hundred of dollars in my pocket

  Drip-Drip gives way to drizzle-drizzle, and if you don’t do something, it turns into pour-pour.  This is the cycle of an above the water leak on a boat and …

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What is Storm Surge and how will it affect my boat

We have all heard of storm surge, usually associated with a frantic news anchor talking about an upcoming hurricane. But, what is a storm surge and how will it affect …

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Everything you need to know about bedding a new hatch lens

One day it will happen, if it hasn’t occurred yet, it will.  Sitting down below in a good rainstorm or with green water flowing over the deck and you will …

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Boat Life Rules – Coffee on Deck !

Just one of the many benefits of living aboard your sailboat. Certainly, I wish this was crystal blue water. But sitting on the deck shaded by the boom or a …

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Serious Wind Storm & How to troubleshoot and rebuild a Fresh Water Pump

On The Last Affair, our 43′ Gulfstar Sloop, we have a Jabsco VFlo variable speed fresh water pressure pump. We had it on the boat about five years as it …